NASA lacks an adequate system of controls to administer and manage its grant program, which in 2010 awarded $570 million for scientific research, scholarships, fellowships and other educational activities, according to an audit from NASA Inspector General (IG) Paul Martin. The awards to educational, nonprofit and commercial entities have totaled $3 billion over the past five years, with nearly 75% directed to educational institutions. “NASA does not have an adequate system of ...

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